Hail and lightning storm sparks travel chaos

A hailstorm is bringing traffic chaos to Brighton and Hove's rail and roads this morning.
Posted On 28 Jul 2014 at 7:08 am
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Prisoner on the run in Brighton after escaping from Royal Sussex Hospital

A prisoner is on the run in Brighton after escaping from the Royal Sussex Hospital in the early hours of this morning. Police are searching for Jamie Halifax, who left the hospital after being taken there for medical treatment by the Prison Service, the BBC reports. The Prison...
Posted On 27 Jul 2014 at 6:33 pm
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Brighton & Hove Albion: Posh pause Albion’s pre-season run!

Peterborough United 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Brighton and Hove Albion lost their latest pre-season friendly, away to League 1 Peterborough. The defeat came despite Albion taking a first half-lead through pre-season starlet, Shamir Fenelon, who combined well with new signing...
Posted On 26 Jul 2014 at 10:08 pm
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City centre offices must get planning permission to convert into homes

Developers wanting to turn city centre offices into homes must now get planning permission after Brighton and Hove City Council changed its guidelines. The move is a reaction to the government’s change in planning law in May last year which removed the need for developers...
Posted On 26 Jul 2014 at 11:40 am
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Brighton and Hove commemorates outbreak of WWI

Communities across Brighton and Hove will be remembering the start of the First World War with open air ceremonies on 3 and 4 August. Residents, visitors and organisations are invited to come together at the city’s memorial service on Sunday, 3 August at 2.45pm and remember how...
Posted On 26 Jul 2014 at 11:26 am
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First look at film inspired by Brighton poet’s prank Gumtree ad

The trailer for Kevin Smith’s new film Tusk, inspired by Brighton poet Chris Parkinson’s spoof Gumtree ad, has just been released. Chris’s original ad was a surreal piece of whimsy in which a lonely old sailor requested a lodger for his large house overlooking...
Posted On 26 Jul 2014 at 10:56 am
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Serial Brighton street groper jailed for more than six years

A man found guilty of a series of sexual assaults in Brighton over a number of months has been sent to prison. Jude Krishnan, 22, of Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, was jailed for six years and two months today (Friday 25 July). He was found guilty after a trial last month (June)...
Posted On 25 Jul 2014 at 7:37 pm
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Summer splashes in short supply at Brighton playgrounds

Water features at two of Brighton’s most popular playgrounds have been drying up as the summer holidays begin in the middle of a heatwave. The fountains at the Level have been experiencing technical problems all year, and the paddling pool at the West Pier playground was...
Posted On 25 Jul 2014 at 3:06 pm
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Daft quiz asks you to choose between bizarre Brighton-based dilemmas

A bizarre Brighton-based quiz which poses a series of lighthearted local dilemmas is proving an online hit this week. The quiz, published on Soapbox, asks people ten questions such as would you rather only be able to use the Volks Electric Railway for transport, or have the only...
Posted On 25 Jul 2014 at 12:24 pm
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Brighton education charity given approval to build university technical college

The educational charity that sponsors two Brighton schools has been given planning permission to set up a university technical college (UTC) in Newhaven. The Aldridge Foundation hopes to open the UTC in September next year with backing from another local educational institution,...
Posted On 25 Jul 2014 at 11:41 am